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  • head & body spotted
    back: 6-7 saddles; D: 9-10 blotches
    C: dark border
    D & A not joined to C
    7-9 lower gill rakers
    lower LL ends behind its line of photophores
    A 29-33
  • LL: 4 front, 2 rear, no light organs
    body ~ 4 dark saddles
    D1: II solid spines
    edge D: ~ 5 blotches
    C: dark outer 1/2
    opercle: 1 large spine
  • ~ 7 saddles on back
    border D: 6 blotches
    A&C dark margins, A 33-39
    D & A not joined to C
    lower gill rakers: 11-13
    lower LL ends ~ 16 pores behind its row of light organs
  • back: ~ 5 saddles
    outer D: 11 dark blotches
    A & C: margins clear, A: 26-30
    D & A not joined to C
    lower gill rakers: 7-9
    lower LL ends ~ 5 pores behind its line of light organs
  • back: 4-6 saddles
    D: 1-2 spots at front, dark border
    A&C: border dark, A 29-33
    D & A not joined to C
    lower gill rakers: 10-12
    lower LL ends ~ 18 pores behind its line of photophores
  • upper body uniform/6-7 dark saddles
    white blotch under eye
    fins no spots, D&A - dark edges
    D & A not joined to C
    10-11 lower gill rakers
    lights in V band across front chin
    lowest LL ends 3 pores before its line of lights
    A 30-35